Robbie Pitman reports that the early season fishing is improving on Lough Corrib. Robbie was out last Sunday, March 15th, fishing with a team of wet flies and he managed to catch and release four nice trout including this fish he estimated to be 4lbs in weight. The fish were lively and this one spent more time in the air than the water once hooked. The flies that did the damage were dabblers – Claret Dabbler and Silver Dabbler being the most effective.
We can expect the action to pick up over the coming weeks when the hatches of duckfly kick off and the numbers of trout moving to the surface to feed on them increases.
If you are planning to wet a line this weekend, or in the near future, please respect other anglers, landowners and members of the public by observing HSE social distancing recommendations; together we can stop the spread of Covid 19.